A thimble has two jobs: it protects your finger from needle abuse when hand-stitching, and the firm surface helps you push a needle through thick fabric layers. I don’t always use a thimble, but when I’m hand-stitching denim, canvas, leather, plastic or neoprene (wetsuit material) it’s a lifesaver.
This denim-look leather thimble from Japan is my all-time favourite thimble because it’s so comfortable – I sometimes forget I’m wearing it. I’ve had mine for over 15 years and whenever it’s gone missing I’ve had a small panicky meltdown.
Comfortable to wear
Flexible leather stretches to accommodate your finger for a better fit
Great for sashiko mending projects
Great for stitching through denim, leather and other sturdy fabrics, or multiple layers of fabric
Prevents bloody/sore fingers!
This thimble is a size medium, which should fit slender and average-sized adult fingers. Which finger you wear it on comes down to personal choice – I wear this one on my index or middle finger.
Made in Japan from leather and packaged with cardboard and paper in a clear plastic sleeve by the manufacturer.
For a large thimble or vegan alternative try the Clover protect and grip thimble.
This shop is in slow mode while I adapt to life as a new mum! Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEDT) for dispatch the next day (Friday).
Australia Post is experiencing significant delays. If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.
Northcote/Thornbury customers can select local delivery at checkout. Local deliveries coincide with my pram-walking schedule, usually 1-3 days after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶
For the best chance of receiving your order in time for Christmas, order by 5pm on 9 December for standard shipping, and 5pm on Thursday 16 December for Express Post and local delivery.
This shop will close for Christmas at 5pm on 16 December. Orders placed after that time will be shipped in January (exact date to be determined) when the shop reopens. The exception is gift vouchers, which are available for purchase 24/7 and delivered automagically by email!
Check Australia Post's estimated delivery deadline for your country here, then add one week for my processing time.